- A new record! Almost 100,000 charges filed, up 7.1% from last year.
- GINA was counted for the first time. Only 201 charges were filed.
- Disability (ADA) charges shot up 17%, passing Age discrimination to become the third most popular type of discrimination
- Every type of discrimination saw more charges filed this year than last year.
Below is a chart depicting the number of charges filed each year from 1997 through 2010, broken down by type of discrimination. GINA has been left off as essentially a non-factor with no pre-2010 data. Total claims and retaliation are depicted in a separate chart.
And now the chart showing retaliation and total charges filed. You'll see that both have drastically risen in recent years:
Also, as I noted previously, there is a trend toward including more types of discrimination in individual claims.
And there you have it folks, the record year of 2010.